The RBS 6 Nations Champions began their 2011 campaign with a dazzling display of running rugby in Paris.
Poitrenaud's Toulouse teammate Yannick Jauzion is called up to the bench which also features 80-times capped prop Sylvain Marconnet.
France will be looking for victory in Ireland for the first time since 2007 and the game kicks off on Sunday, 13 February at the Aviva Stadium at 15:00
15-Clement Poitrenaud, 14-Yoann Huget, 13-Aurelien Rougerie, 12-Damien Traille, 11-Maxime Medard, 10-Francois Trinh-Duc, 9-Morgan Parra, 8-Imanol Harinordoquy, 7-Julien Bonnaire, 6-Thierry Dusautoir (capt), 5-Lionel Nallet, 4-Julien Pierre, 3-Nicolas Mas, 2-William Servat, 1-Thomas Domingo
Replacements: 16-Guilhem Guirado, 17-Sylvain Marconnet, 18-Jerome Thion, 19-Sebastien Chabal, 20-Dimitri Yachvili, 21-Yannick Jauzion, 22-Vincent Clerc